Research and innovation

I undertake research into mental wellbeing, loneliness, identity and belonging, dementia, substance misuse, community and citizenship, and work with a range of organisations to help improve services and support, including the NHS, local authorities, and charities such as Mind and Alzheimer’s Society. 

I am a Visiting Professor at the School of Social Work, Care and Community at the University of Central Lancashire, and I am Co-Director of the Centre for Citizenship and Community.  I have also been a university lecturer, and have taught on psychology, mental health social work, and criminology courses.

Prior to training as an integrative humanistic therapist, I was Director of Research at the Royal Society of Arts, and have also worked in community development, and for consultancies, local government, and national media.

If you wish to find out more about my research work or contact me in my capacity as a researcher / consultant, please visit my research company website Broome|Gekoski.

Recent projects

  • Working for NHS England to support clinical commissioning groups and local authorities develop person-centred care for people with dementia and their carers.

  • Working with Mind to help local people with mental health problems experience a greater sense of belonging and participation in their communities.

  • Working for a clinical commissioning group to develop community-based ways of supporting carers.

  • Working with the Alzheimer’s Society to develop community-based, person-centred care and support for people with dementia.

  • A guide for the Campaign to End Loneliness on how to identify and talk about loneliness.

  • Working with a housing association to help lonely and socially isolated residents experience more connection to people and place.

Steve Broome


Integrative humanistic practitioner based in the Fiveways / Preston Park area of Brighton.  Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  I hold an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and am fully insured.

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